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Former high-ranking Louisiana Army National Guardsman indicted

Prosecutors say former Louisiana Army National Guardsman schemed to defraud U.S. Defense Dept. (source: Flickr) Prosecutors say former Louisiana Army National Guardsman schemed to defraud U.S. Defense Dept. (source: Flickr)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Randy M. Kiley, Sr., 63, of Slidell, a former Sergeant Major in the Louisiana Army National Guard, was charged Thursday, November 10, with wire fraud and making false statements in furtherance of an alleged scheme to defraud the United States Department of Defense. 

According to the Indictment, Kiley devised a scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Defense by misrepresenting his marital status to receive increased Basic Allowance for Housing and Family Separation Allowance pay. In furtherance of his scheme, prosecutors say Kiley knowingly submitted false documents.

The indictment alleges that in or about July 2005, Kiley and his former spouse divorced, and Kiley failed to immediately notify officials at the Louisiana Army National Guard of the change in his marital status as required. The Indictment also alleges that between in or about July 2005 through in or about July 2014, Kiley submitted four forms requesting Basic Allowance for Housing and Family Separation Allowance pay and falsely claimed that he was either married or not divorced. Based on these misrepresentations, which Kiley knew to be false at the time, he received more Basic Allowance for Housing and Family Separation Allowance pay than he was entitled. 

Kiley faces a possible maximum sentence of twenty years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and/or five years of supervised release.

U. S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. reiterated that the Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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